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France: Buildings and cars set ablaze in Paris suburb following police custody death 02:15

France: Buildings and cars set ablaze in Paris suburb following police custody death

France, Val-d’Oise
July 23, 2016 at 03:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Buildings and vehicles were set ablaze in Val-d’Oise, Friday, as clashes continue following the death of Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody earlier this week. This is the third night in the row that the area has witnessed violence as anger grows over Traore’s death.

At least 12 cars were allegedly set on fire by a group of around 50 protesters, who were chased by some 150 police officers. Live ammunition was also reportedly fired at officers as they faced-off against the protesters.

Adama Traore, who lived in Beaumont-sur-Oise, was taken into police custody for interfering in the arrest of his brother. His relatives insist that Traore was fit and healthy and that police beat him to death. The autopsy of his death, announced on Thursday, showed no evidence of violence, although the family have requested a second autopsy carried out by independent experts.

France: Buildings and cars set ablaze in Paris suburb following police custody death 02:15
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Buildings and vehicles were set ablaze in Val-d’Oise, Friday, as clashes continue following the death of Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody earlier this week. This is the third night in the row that the area has witnessed violence as anger grows over Traore’s death.

At least 12 cars were allegedly set on fire by a group of around 50 protesters, who were chased by some 150 police officers. Live ammunition was also reportedly fired at officers as they faced-off against the protesters.

Adama Traore, who lived in Beaumont-sur-Oise, was taken into police custody for interfering in the arrest of his brother. His relatives insist that Traore was fit and healthy and that police beat him to death. The autopsy of his death, announced on Thursday, showed no evidence of violence, although the family have requested a second autopsy carried out by independent experts.

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